Welcome back to TV Fanatic's Grey's Anatomy Round Table!
Our Grey's Anatomy review broke down the 10th season premiere in great detail. Now, TVF's Courtney Morrison, Christina Tran and Steve Marsi are back for a Q&A discussion of the double episode.
Read their answers below and weigh in with yours!
1. What was your favorite scene or quote from the episode?
Christina: So much happened, but I have to go with the very first scene with Auntie Cristina snapping away with pictures of baby Derek Bailey Shepherd. Something tells me I'm going to start collecting memories of her since I know this is Sandra Oh's last season.
Courtney: In a very surprise twist for me, I actually really enjoyed the interns bonding over drinks and cheers. It felt very old school Grey’s Anatomy and I loved it.
Steve: Jessica Capshaw and Sara Ramirez really sell you on their characters' arguments, as painful as they are to watch. Derek and Meredith with their baby isn't like to get old anytime soon either, and who was ready to say goodbye to Richard? I think I speak for everyone when I say none of us.
2. The hospital was filled with several citizens and first responders injured by the mudslide. Whose storyline were you most interested in?
Christina: Though they were all heartfelt, there wasn't one in particular I really found interesting. With two hours, there was just way too much going on and I was much more intrigued by the main characters' storylines.
Courtney: I like crazy Sharpie lady!
Steve: Agree with Christina. Grey's rarely disappoints with its patients, but it's all about the doctors, their love lives, and their lives in general (which seem to be in peril more often than not).
3. What's more likely: Callie forgiving Arizona or Owen and Cristina giving it yet another shot?
Christina: I'm going with the latter. Like Callie said, she just doesn't dance around in her underwear anymore. Calzona's demise has been a long time coming and I'm not sure that Callie can forgive her. As for Owen and Cristina, I think they'll always be far from over.
Courtney: Owen and Cristina. No way Callie is forgiving that quickly.
Steve: Cristina and Owen. There's a big difference between making the baby steps Callie did at the end of the premiere for the sake of their daughter and a full-blown reconciliation, whereas Owen and Cristina look like they're on the cusp of such a relationship status update already.
4. Should Japril or Jolex be the real deal?
Christina: Jolex! I'm really glad that the writers aren't rushing these two to be the happily ever after couple. P.S. April is annoying to me again. Jackson can do so much better! Matthew should run.
Courtney: I need my man Alex to have a successful relationship for once, and he and Jo seem to be really good together.
Steve: I'm pulling for both but have always had more of a soft spot for Alex and Jo if we're forced to choose just one! I wonder what the promo below entails for their future, though ...
5. Pen a eulogy for Mousey a.k.a. Heather Brooks.
Christina: Dearest Mousey, we knew so little about you. It sucks that you were yet another victim in Shondaland. Your quirkiness will be missed and maybe you'll haunt the heck out of Shane.
Courtney: To the departed Heather Brooks... you will be missed... I guess? We never got to know you that well and your weirdness did not make you the most liked. But you rocked that haircut and not many could pull it off.
Steve: Mousey. You were the latest sacrificial lamb on a show that kills off too many characters, but I actually kind of liked you a lot. Say hello to the Ghosts of Grey's Anatomy Past for us!
6. It's now clear more than ever that there will be a greater focus on the interns. How do you feel about this? More importantly, can the show go on without the originals?
Christina: I'm apprehensive. I wasn't too fond of the idea of the interns taking the spotlight before, but things like MerDer coming full circle have me wondering if there are any stories left to tell of our favorite original doctors. I think the show could go on, but it's too early to tell if it should. Ask me again later this season.
Courtney: I’m not a huge fan of change, but I feel deep down that Grey’s Anatomy will not go on too much longer. I don’t mind getting to know the interns as long as the originals stay up front. Regardless, this season needs to be the season of Cristina Yang before she leaves us behind.
Steve: It's clear that ABC would like it to go on for years and years, printing money for the network with declining but still formidable ratings while gradually replacing the more expensive, original talent with younger actors and maintaining the creative status quo. If that sounds like a very corporate answer, it is, but I think that's what's going on. Sandra Oh is on the way out and Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey may join her. If that's the case, are the interns compelling enough to anchor the show? I can't say that yet, but it appears they're getting their audition.
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